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OVERSEAS NATIONAL AIRWAYS

IN MEMORIAM



ONA CREW CONDOLENCES


September 9, 2013
I just got the sad news today that
Tom Huf, one of my dearest friends
and one of the best pilot's I have
ever known died with his wife in the
crash of his Bamboo Bomber Twin
Engine Cessna going home from an
Air Show in Iowa. They just
discovered the burned wreckage 40
miles from his destination airport
in Pennsylvania.
RIP Tom and Elaine Huf. Ed Chandler
Who would have thought Smut would
have ended up this way. I did not
know his wife but I knew him. He was
a great pilot, good friend, he was a
one and only. He will be waiting for us.
RIP. Our thoughts are with their family's.
Bennie Conatser
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RIP for my friend Tom and
his wife from Bill Harris
Elaine and Tom Huf
in tragic accident







TOM AND ELAINE HUF
IN TRAGIC ACCIDENT

It is with great sadness that we
mourn the passing of Tom and
Elaine Huf this past week.
They were flying back to their
home in PA from the Fly In at
Blakesburg, when their plane
crashed, killing them both. The
cause of the crash is still under
investigation.

Tom and Elaine both attended the
annual Antique Airplane Club’s fly
in this past month and brought with
them their wonderful Cessna T50
“Bamboo Bomber”.

They both will be remembered as
characters in their own right, with
huge personalities and a great sense
of humor. They not only brought their
airplanes to Bayport but a real love
for antique airplanes and the people
that fly and maintain them.

Tom was also featured in the AACGNY
calendar this year. We also awarded him
the “longest flight” plaque at this year’s
fly in.

Elaine was well known for her pink 1947
L16-A that she named “Rudolph”. She also
owned a 1941 Baby Stinson 10A, both of
which she flew to Bayport in past years.

They were family, one of us and we will
miss them.
Stuart Bain
President AACGNY


Aero-TV: Profiles in Aviation
- The Cessna T-50 'Bobcat'


Smutley, gone but not forgotten

I took the photo 8/24 in Bayport NY
Tom was hired just one class before
me in Jan 1969.
He flew as FO on first
the Electra ( L-188 ), then he went to
the DC-8 as FO until furlough in 76.
Thereafter he worked for Capital as
Captain on the DC-8, then to LOT
Polish as Captain on DC-8, then to
Atlas Cargo as Captain on the B-747.
Tom was a great pilot and an aviation
legend. A character which will never
be duplicated. RIP my friend from
Dennis O´Connor.




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